Jan 2024 – Portland Megaband 2024: Full Steam Ahead!


By Sue Songer

The 2024 Portland Megaband is back to pre-pandemic strength, powered by 75 musicians who are already working on the music. Fiddles (30 or so), whistles, flutes and winds, plectra, percussion, and, of course, the horn section will be working as a tight unit to provide tons of energy–energy that will go through the roof once dancers add their own mighty energy to the mix! 

For more good news, we will be back in the Smith Ballroom at PSU, the perfect venue for our event with its beautiful wood floor, lovely foyer, and plenty of space for socializing. The venue is convenient to public transportation and has ample parking in the structure across the street.

Our showcase of Portland callers will be driving the train. What a ride it will be—hop on! 

Here are the details:

When: Saturday, March 9, 2024, 7:30 to 10:30 pm. Newcomers’ session at 7:00, prior to the dance.

Where: Smith Ballroom at Portland State University, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland 97201

Admission: $25 suggested price; sliding scale $15–$40. Please pay what you are able. All performers are playing and calling pro bono for this PCDC benefit event.

Callers: William Watson, Laurel Thomas, Rich Goss

Music: The Portland Megaband, 75 musicians playing with precision and enthusiasm 

More info and advance admission sales (recommended): https://portlandmegaband.com

The annual Portland Megaband dance is a PCDC benefit event. The proceeds support dancer, musician, and caller development.